CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi 2024-05-30T13:34:41+00:00 Muhammad Thoyib Amali Open Journal Systems <table width="100%" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="20%">Journal title</td> <td width="60%"><strong>CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi</strong></td> <td rowspan="9" valign="top" width="20%"><img src="" alt="Preview of the currently selected image." /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Initials</td> <td width="60%"><strong>CHANNEL</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Abbreviation</td> <td width="60%"><strong>Channel J. Komun</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Frequency</td> <td width="60%"><strong>Two issues per year | April and Oktober</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">DOI</td> <td width="60%"><strong>Prefix 10.12928/channel</strong><strong><br /></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">ISSN</td> <td width="60%"><strong>E-ISSN: <a href="">2621-2579</a></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Editor-in-chief</td> <td width="60%"><a href=";hl=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Muhammad Thoyib Amali</strong></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Publisher</td> <td width="60%"><a href=""><strong>Universitas Ahmad Dahlan</strong></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Citation Analysis</td> <td width="60%"><strong><a href=";user=3-g-GqIAAAAJ&amp;view_op=list_works&amp;authuser=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Scholar</a> | <a href="">Scopus</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sinta 3 </a><br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><strong>CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi</strong> has been listed on <strong><a title="SINTA 3" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sinta 3</a> </strong>(Document No. 105/E/KPT/2022) by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. </p> <p>CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi<strong> ISSN <a href="">2339-2681 </a>(print) and ISSN <a href="">2621-2579 </a>(online)</strong> published in April and October twice a year. It is dedicated to discussing, exploring, and disseminating the latest issues and development of communication, particularly those related to media studies and digital media.</p> <p>The manuscripts sent should have substantial empirical and theoretical contributions and highlight the significance of those contributions to the field of communication. Therefore, preference is given to the submission that examines, extends, or builds solid theoretical frameworks while empirically assessing the issues with high importance for communication theory and practice.</p> <p>Publishers receive written contributions that have never been published in another journal. After registration, the article can be directly submitted to the online journal system on this page.</p> Countering Journalist Curse in A Bourdieusian Perspective: Metajournalistic Discourse on Doxing in Remotivi Indonesia 2024-02-23T09:38:51+00:00 Nanang Krisdinanto <p style="font-weight: 400;">This research explores the phenomenon of doxing as a digital form of attack against journalists, reflecting a shift from physical threats to digital harassment facilitated by the accessibility of digital media. Utilizing a metajournalistic discourse approach, this study examines how Indonesian journalists perceive and respond to the pressures of doxing within the framework of their professional practices and identities. By analyzing metajournalistic discourse documents from the Remotivi website, this research positions journalists as both victims and defenders within their field, facing pressures from both the political and economic spheres. Pierre Bourdieu’s theoretical constructs of the journalistic field, capital, and habitus are employed to interpret the responses of journalists to these digital threats. The findings indicate that doxing represents a significant external influence, perpetuating a high degree of heteronomy within the journalistic field. However, there also exists a discursive resistance among journalists, characterized by efforts to define and uphold a journalistic identity aligned with autonomy and ethical norms. This study highlights the need for greater cybersecurity awareness and protections for journalists, emphasizing the importance of maintaining journalistic integrity in the face of evolving digital threats.</p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi The Americanized Journey of Chinese Immigrants: The Media Representation of Chinese Immigrants in Disney’s Elemental (2023) 2024-03-27T05:33:43+00:00 Patrisia Amanda Pascarina Louisa Christine Hartanto Jennifer Esther <p style="font-weight: 400;">This paper explores the portrayal of Chinese immigrants in the animated film “Elemental,” using Roland Barthes’ semiotic framework to dissect the film’s narrative and thematic elements. “Elemental” serves as a modern allegory, reflecting the historical and ongoing struggles of Chinese immigrants in the United States, blending elements of cultural identity and adaptation within a fantastical setting. The film juxtaposes the fire element of immigrants with the traditional Chinese immigrant experience, examining themes of cultural integration, systemic discrimination, and the influence of media representation on public perceptions. Through denotative and connotative analyses, the research identifies how the film uses visual and verbal cues to construct a narrative that both challenges and perpetuates long-standing myths and stereotypes about Chinese immigrants. This study not only highlights the specific cinematic portrayal of Chinese immigrants but also discusses broader societal implications, including the impact of “Yellow Peril” propaganda and the role of media in shaping immigration policy discourse. The findings suggest that while “Elemental” contributes to a richer dialogue on cultural diversity, it also reveals the enduring complexities and challenges faced by Chinese immigrants in seeking acceptance and identity in a multicultural society.</p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Patrisia Amanda Pascarina, Louisa Christine Hartanto, Jennifer Esther Visual Narratives in Health Communication: Evaluating Comics as Tools for Health Literacy by the Indonesian Ministry of Health 2024-04-16T04:22:47+00:00 Sabri Sabri Vani Dias Adiprabowo Iman Sumarlan Rafidei Mohamad <p style="font-weight: 400;">This study investigates the efficacy of comics as a strategic communication tool for health promotion, utilizing a qualitative analysis of literature and examples from the “Sehat Negeriku” website managed by the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The multifaceted nature of comics, incorporating visual storytelling and character-driven narratives, offers a unique method for conveying complex health messages in an accessible and engaging manner. This research identifies several key advantages of comics in health communication, including increased appeal and interest among diverse demographics, enhanced memory retention through visual cues, emotional engagement that deepens message impact, stimulated creativity and imagination, and the ability to reach a broad audience. Data collection involved a thorough review of existing literature and content analysis of health communication comics, focusing on their structure, content, and reception. The findings highlight how comics, by blending entertainment with educational content, can effectively reduce resistance to health messages, facilitate behavioral change, and contribute to public health knowledge. Furthermore, the study underscores the importance of considering cultural relevance and audience-specific characteristics in comic design to maximize their educational impact. This paper contributes to the understanding of visual communication in public health and supports the integration of comics into broader health promotion strategies.</p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Digital Identities and Aesthetic Expression: Uncovering Young Indonesians Argumentation in Filter Usage on Social Media 2024-03-27T04:53:27+00:00 Dony Arung Triantoro M. Agung Pramana <p style="font-weight: 400;">This study delves into the diverse motivations and impacts of Instagram filter usage among young Indonesians, focusing on how these digital tools influence selfrepresentation and social interaction within the digital sphere. While Instagram filters are traditionally viewed as aesthetic enhancements, this research highlights their broader roles, including entertainment, education, and personal branding. Utilizing a qualitative approach, this paper collects data through interviews and netnography, employing snowball sampling to gather in-depth insights from eight young Instagram users. Findings indicate that young people use filters not only for visual enhancement but also for fun, educational engagement, and the expression of personal traits like humor and intelligence. This usage underscores young people's agency as active consumers, manipulating digital tools to craft their public personas and navigate social media spaces. This study underscores the need for further quantitative research to explore the widespread patterns of filter consumption among youth, aiming to enrich the understanding of digital identity formation in a globalized context.</p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Narcissistic Behavior Among Students in Medan City 2024-03-27T05:51:55+00:00 Fadhil Pahlevi Hidayat Zulfahmi Zulfahmi Ridwan Nasution <p style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This study explores the influence of social media on the development of narcissistic behavior among students in Medan City, Indonesia. The research employs a qualitative, descriptive approach to understand how social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp, and others contribute to both narcissism’s positive and negative aspects. Interviews with respondents reveal a mixed perception of narcissism, with some viewing it as a form of self-appreciation within reasonable limits. In contrast, others see it as an unhealthy phase with negative implications. The study highlights that social media facilitates personality formation and boosts self-confidence but also fosters narcissistic tendencies through excessive self-promotion and attention-seeking behaviors. It concludes that while most respondents do not exhibit severe narcissistic behavior, the potential for harm necessitates mindful social media usage. Recommendations include engaging in meaningful activities, fostering empathy, and providing counseling services to mitigate the adverse effects of narcissism.</span></p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Media Authenticity, Construction of Perpetrators' Motives, and Integration of Forensic Communication: The Investigation Process of Sexual Violence Cases in Online Media 2024-05-15T07:29:57+00:00 Fajar Dwi Putra Andi Alimuddin Unde Hafied Cangara Andi Muhammad Sofyan Jian Chang <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This study explores the integration of forensic communication with media analysis to understand and address sexual violence. Media authenticity is examined as a crucial factor influencing public perception and judicial processes. Through a detailed examination of how media constructs motives and the application of forensic communication techniques, the research demonstrates the potential of mass media to serve as forensic evidence. The study employs an interpretive paradigm and Ricoeur's Hermeneutics of Suspicion to analyze media texts and police examination minutes. Findings indicate that the construction of motives in media significantly impacts the evidentiary process in sexual harassment cases. This research underscores the importance of accurate media representation and calls for the media to adhere to accuracy, integrity, and social responsibility principles. Further research is suggested to explore the broader social dynamics and collective motives in criminal cases, particularly sexual violence.</span></p> 2024-05-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Resonance of Climate Crisis News Discourse in Indonesian Online Media: Reflections on Niklas Luhmann's Ecological Communication Theory Perspective 2024-04-24T03:15:59+00:00 Erika Febri Astuti Fitriana Inayah Abyzan Syahadin Bagja Dahana <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Indonesia, an archipelago significantly vulnerable to the climate crisis, faces numerous natural disasters impacting various sectors. Despite the critical need for public awareness and proactive measures, media coverage of climate crisis issues in Indonesia remains limited. This study investigates the level of resonance in online media reporting on the climate crisis from January to December 2023, focusing on keywords related to climate change, forest fires, and air pollution. The research uses topic modeling and Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to examine how four major Indonesian online media outlets address climate crisis issues. The findings reveal that while and show consistent coverage, ANTARA and CNBC Indonesia place less emphasis on these topics. The study highlights the need for enhanced and more impactful media coverage to raise public awareness and drive meaningful action against the climate crisis. The results underscore the importance of media collaboration with governments, NGOs, and communities to increase the resonance of climate crisis issues in public discourse. Future research should explore the reasons behind the variation in media coverage and its impact on public perception and policy decisions, including the role of social media platforms.</span></p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Strategic Public Relations Communication in Higher Education: The Case of Raden Fatah State Islamic University Palembang 2024-04-24T05:11:29+00:00 Rudianto Widodo <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This study examines Raden Fatah State Islamic University Palembang's public relations (PR) communication strategies in establishing relationships with press agencies. The research highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by the university's PR department in navigating the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Utilizing a qualitative approach and case study methodology, the study explores the university's cooperative efforts with mass media outlets, focusing on internal and external stakeholders. Key findings indicate that effective PR strategies involve strategic communication, media engagement, and proactive crisis management. The study also identifies inhibiting factors, such as interest conflicts and coordination issues, alongside supportive factors like robust Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and collaborative media partnerships. These insights provide a comprehensive understanding of the PR practices at Raden Fatah State Islamic University and offer actionable recommendations for enhancing institutional communication strategies.</span></p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Navigating Turbulence: Analyzing the Crisis Response of Sriwijaya Air following the SJ182 Plane Crash using Situational Crisis Communication Theory (SCCT) 2024-05-30T13:34:41+00:00 Annisa Rahmawati Miftha Pratiwi Muchammad Yustian Yusa <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Aircraft accidents show that the industry is vulnerable to crisis and capture the complexity of crisis management and communication. This study examines the crisis response strategies employed by Sriwijaya Air in the aftermath of the SJ-182 plane crash on January 9, 2021. Utilizing the Situational Crisis Communication Theory (SCCT) framework, the research categorizes and analyzes the airline's crisis communication actions based on primary and secondary strategies. The content analysis of news articles from,, CNN Indonesia, and Reuters, as well as posts from Sriwijaya Air's social media accounts, reveals the implementation of excuse, compensation, partial apology, and ingratiation strategies. The findings indicate that while Sriwijaya Air avoided denial strategies, its delayed response negatively impacted public perception. The study highlights the importance of prompt and transparent communication in crisis management. It suggests areas for future research, including examining internal decision-making processes and the long-term impacts on organizational reputation and resilience.</span></p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi Influence of Media Credibility and Information Quality on Visiting Interest: An Analysis of the @WonderfulIndonesia Instagram Account on Millennial Travelers 2024-05-15T07:13:00+00:00 Endah Purwitasari Nuke Farida Widiastiana Vista Wijaya Christiana Wulandari <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tourism in Indonesia holds significant potential, with domestic tourism being a primary focus for the government. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia has developed the "Wonderful Indonesia" branding, utilizing the @WonderfulIndonesia Instagram account to promote domestic tourism. This study examines the impact of media credibility and information quality on millennials' interest in visiting domestic tourist destinations, using the @WonderfulIndonesia account as a case study. Utilizing the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) theory, the research emphasizes the importance of persuasive message delivery through digital platforms. Data were collected from a survey of 30 respondents and analyzed using validity, reliability, and multiple regression tests with SPSS 26. Results indicate that media credibility and information quality account for 31.6% of the variance in visiting interest, demonstrating a significant positive relationship. However, 69.4% of the variance is influenced by other factors, suggesting the need for further research into variables such as media exposure and content attractiveness.</span></p> 2024-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi